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Recreational sport culture in Romania and some European countries (English version)


  • Adrian GAGEA

    () (Professor dr. eng., National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Gheorghe MARINESCU

    () (Professor dr., National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Mariana CORDUN

    () (Professor dr., National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Gabriela GAGEA

    () (Asistent professor dr., Ecologycal University of Bucharest, Vasile Milea’s Av)

  • Gabriela SZABO

    () (Vice President, Romanian Athletics Federation, Bucharest, Romania)

  • Mihaela PAUNESCU

    () (Scientifically Researcher drd., National University of Physical Education and Sport, Bucharest, Romania)


The aim of the study is to explore how should be manage recreational sport for to be more attractive and feasible for professional active people. The professional literature and official documents issued in developed European countries reveal various meanings for the phrase “recreational sport”, some of which extremely rigorous and restrictive and others rather vague and confusing. As for instance, the relationship between sports and economics no longer represents a taboo subject and, in view of the multiple virtues of recreational sports, it tends to expand into the field of leisure sports as well. The experiment revealed that an inferred share of 9 units can be attributed to education, with a share of 23 units allocable to facilities. As far as the way of making such investments, their succession or simultaneity is concerned, it is believed that the investment should be carried out simultaneously, in the above-mentioned ratios. The burden of implementing these findings, regarding the necessity of investments, devolves, anyway, upon the decision-makers, the authors having no grounds to doubt their good intentions regarding the increasing of the quality of life in Romania or concerning the rate of integrating in the EU, as an expression of civilizing.

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  • Adrian GAGEA & Gheorghe MARINESCU & Mariana CORDUN & Gabriela GAGEA & Gabriela SZABO & Mihaela PAUNESCU, 2010. "Recreational sport culture in Romania and some European countries (English version)," Revista de cercetare si interventie sociala, Editura Lumen, Department of Economics, vol. 31, pages 54-63, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:lum:rev2rl:v:31:y:2010:i::p:54-63

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    recreational sport; culture; implementation in Romania; education and facilities.;

    JEL classification:

    • A23 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Graduate
    • I19 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Other


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